§ MR. DILLON
On behalf of the honourable Member for West Mayo I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that County Inspector Milling, of Westport, county Mayo, and District Inspector Dalton, of Newport, county Mayo, are the bails for Sergeant Sullivan, of Newport, who awaits his trial on a criminal charge; and whether officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary are permitted by the rules of the force to go bail for policemen against whom criminal charges have been made?
§ MR. ATKINSON
The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. The constabulary regulations do not prohibit officers from going bail for members of the force charged with criminal offences.